Originally posted on Ted's Army  |  Last updated 10/22/13
Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. There was all kinds of resentment, a dysfunctional coaching staff, and Valentine never helped himself with the things he said. Nowadays saying what comes immediately to your mind has to be filtered and re-filtered before the words appear in public. That filter never existed with Valentine. “I don’t read or listen to it,” said Valentine, who will receive his final paycheck from the Red Sox the first week of November. “I’ll be at my restaurant and people will say, ‘Did you hear what this guy or that guy said about you?’ So I’m aware what people are saying about me. I guess I was the village idiot. “It’s the easy thing to do. It’s easy to get on me. What am I gonna do? I’m 63 years old, life is good. I’m enjoying running a college program. We have great people here. Our football team is 7-1. My movie company is doing well. We have two movies out [one on the life of Valentine’s father-in-law, Ralph Branca, and the other a hard-hitting look at the NCAA] and I’m having fun with that.” As for the 2013 Red Sox? “I picked them to win the division, the ALDS, the ALCS, and now the World Series,” Valentine said. “I’m rooting them on. The [12] guys left on that team that I managed were all good guys. I enjoyed all of them, so why wouldn’t I root for them?”  Globe: Bobby Valentine praises Red Sox, John Farrell Leave it to Bobby to show face right before the Sox start the World Series. Although, no alarming quotes this time around. The only thing that stood out was he thought he would do better with this club in his second year and a quick jab at, now former Tigers' manager, Jim Leyland for abandoing his old school technique. I never hated Valentine. He seems like a good guy; just a little full of himself. He's also the uncle at family parties who has too much red wine who's got good stories, but exaggerates them to no end. Rest of the links: Globe: Despite strikeouts, Red Sox love working the count | Globe: Red Sox Jon Lester to start Game 1 of World Series | Herald: Hunt for Mr. October | Herald: Red Sox take the field with 'Boston Strong' in their hearts | Herald: Sox, Cards reach Fall Classic without LA Drama | Herald: Sobering results for Sox vs. Wainwright | Herald: Daniel Nava likely out | CSNNE.com: Molina will make things hard for Sox on base paths | 
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